Prior to the current Immigration Bill that Obama took the lead in introducing is an extension of Obama’s humane approach to the problem of illegal immigrants and fixing it positively.
In a measure what is now known as Obama Immigrant work permit Obama showed his interest in utilizing the manpower of second generation illegal immigrants.
Offering an olive branch to illegal immigrants to stay in the country under the plan Request for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and apply for a work permit the programme started from 15 August.
The program was a bonanza for young immigrants arrived in the U.S. as kids or teens before their 16th birthday and had been living in the US for at least five years, in school or graduated or served in the military.
Only work no Citizenship
The Obama work permit stops the agony of deportation and gives work to the unauthorized immigrants devoid of any criminal record. They can stay and use the work permit for two years but would not get citizenship.
The process of work permit applicant needs $465 as paperwork fee. The immigrant applications do not use taxpayer dollars as fees are collected.
Says an analyst, American taxpayers will not allow to bail out illegal immigrants under President Obama’s irresponsible policies. The government says close to one million immigrants in the first year would be eligible to escape deportation. The remaining 151,000 immigrants would be rejected as ineligible.
The applications take two to 10 days for the Homeland Security Department to scan and file it. It takes four weeks to make an appointment for immigrants to submit fingerprints and take photographs. Background check takes six weeks and the government takes more months to make a final decision before a work permit is issued. Overall it takes 6 months. The immigrants would not be detained by immigration authorities while their application is pending.